Kegel exercise and more: New and expectant mothers will learn about the importance of pelvic floor exercises during pregnancy and postpartum during Kegels and Bagels. Dr. Amy Wolkin, a pelvic floor physical therapist, will explain what a Kegel is, how to safely return to exercise and how to prevent leakage after birth. Participation is up to $5. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Sept. 6. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 678-812-4002, atlantajcc.org.
Celebratory conference: The Breakthrough Conference is part of a month-long 47th anniversary celebration of Bishop Barbara L. King, Ph.D. and the Hillside International Truth Center Inc. The conference will feature workshops by author and psychologist Na’im Akbar, Ph.D., singer and songwriter Rickie Byars Beck, Ph.D., 12-year-old motivational speaker King Nahh and others. A special children and youth workshop titled “Wakanda is Real: Voyage to Your Inner Space” will also be available. Registration is $10-$25. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 8. Hillside International Truth Center Inc., 2450 Cascade Road SW, Atlanta. 404-758-6811, hillsideinternational.org.
Special services: High holy holiday services and events will take place as follows: Evev Rosh Hashanah, 7 p.m. Sept. 9; Rosh Hashanah, 10 a.m. Sept. 10; Erev Yom Kippur / Kol Nidre with cellist Rachel Halverson, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18. The following events will all take place on Sept. 19: Yom Kippur morning service, 10 a.m., Yom Kippur afternoon discussion, 3 p.m., Yizkor, 4:30 p.m., Yom Kippur closing service, 5 p.m. and community break-fast, 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $72-$108 for non-members; admission for members, children under 12 years old accompanied by an adult and students with identification will be complimentary. Congregation Ner Tamid, 1349 Old Highway 41, Marietta. 678 264-8575, mynertamid.info.
Community conversation: Learn more about food and its relationship to spirituality during Soul(ful) Food: A Dinner Conversation on the Intersection of Food, Cooking and Spirituality. The discussion will be facilitated by Rose Scott, host of WABE’s “Closer Look”; Deborah VanTrece, executive chef and restauranteur; and the Rev. Kimberly S. Jackson, Episcopal priest and urban farmer. Dinner will be catered by VanTrece; music will be provided by violinist and vocalist LaTonya Peoples. RSVP by Sept. 17. A seat at the table will be $30. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 20. All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 634 W. Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. 404-881-0835, allsaintsatlanta.org.
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